Recipe Review: My New Favorite Banana Pudding

Oh, Paula.

Paula, Paula, Paula. You have done it again. Whoever said nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, never ever tasted your “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding.”

And if you are thinking you don’t like banana pudding, then you have never ever tasted this stuff.

It’s no secret that I love Paula Deen- pretty much everything about her (especially her table that is in my dining room!) but even Paula says her stuff is not for every day kind of eating. That just may be a prescription for a heart attack, but when a special occasion rolls around I go to my Paula books first. That lady knows how to cook for a good time.

You may remember that I got her “Southern Cooking Bible” for Christmas, so when I found the recipe for “Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding,” I knew it was perfect for my sweet, banana-pudding-loving Grandfather’s birthday. What I didn’t know is how much everyone else would love it, too.

This. stuff. is. LEGENDARY in our family.

My Uncle loves it so much he used it as a bargaining tool with me. Seriously. Ah-Mazing!

If you don’t have the book, the recipe can be found here– but just to warn you the book is just a teeny bit different. The online version uses store bought whipped cream. In the book, you make your own. If you don’t already, please make your own whipped cream from now on. It is oh so easy, and so much better! (If you want to start here, it’s 2 cups of whipping cream and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Whip until you get stiff peaks)

It’s not a super traditional hot-covered-in meringue kind of pudding. I like that kind ok, but this is NOT YO MAMA’S. That is a nice way of saying “it kick’s yo mama’s banana pudding booty.” True Story. And if you don’t believe me, just try it.